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Men’s basketball notebook: Self says he’s not leaning toward red-shirts
November 5, 2013
Things could change in the next couple days, but as of 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, there were no plans to red-shirt any of Kansas University’s basketball players during the 2013-14 season. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Like so many before him, KU point guard Mason impresses early
November 5, 2013
It happens nearly every year. A freshman plays a terrific game against a Div. II team in an exhibition and I raise my expectations to the moon, conveniently forgetting that the overmatched opponent might have had something to do with it. By Tom Keegan
Wiggins wakes up, helps Kansas top Fort Hays State, 92-75 in exhibition finale
November 5, 2013
Andrew Wiggins-watchers had to wonder what the heck was going on late in the first half as Kansas University’s basketball team built a 22-point lead over Fort Hays State on Tuesday night with the freshman phenom scoring nary a point. By Gary Bedore
No knockout here: Fort Hays State coach pleased with team’s fight
November 5, 2013
Fort Hays State may have left Allen Fieldhouse with a loss on Tuesday night, but men’s basketball coach Mark Johnson was pleased that his team avoided being hit with KU’s hay-makers.
City delays action on proposed roundabout on Wakarusa Drive
November 5, 2013
Before city commissioners agree to build the largest and busiest roundabout in the city, they first want to hear how large roundabouts are working in Topeka and Johnson County. By Chad Lawhorn
City commissioners move closer to approving citywide rental licensing program
November 5, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday largely resolved their differences over a proposed citywide rental licensing program, and are scheduled to vote on the large program Dec. 3. By Chad Lawhorn
Second finalist for KU med school dean tours campuses, interviews with the public
November 5, 2013
Paula Shireman, a professor of surgery and vice dean for research at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s School of Medicine in San Antonio interviewed publicly for the job of Kansas University medical school dean on Tuesday. By Ben Unglesbee
Local leaders optimistic that Indian tribe doesn’t have plans for Lawrence casino
November 5, 2013
The Delaware Tribe of Indians may have an interest in a northeast Kansas casino at some point, but local leaders are more confident than ever it won’t be built in Douglas County. By Chad Lawhorn
Founder of KU medical school cardiology division dies
November 5, 2013
E. Grey Dimond, who founded the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine as well as the cardiology unit at the Kansas University School of Medicine, died Sunday.
Hallmark: Layoffs won’t affect Lawrence in short term
November 5, 2013
Hallmark officials said the Lawrence production plant will not be affected as the company trims 100 jobs this year. But the company offered no assurances about the additional 125 to 150 positions being eliminated over the next 15 months as it phases out its party-supply business. By Peter Hancock
Douglas County Republicans reject loyalty clause
November 5, 2013
Douglas County Republican Party officials have rejected the addition of a loyalty clause to their bylaws. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence city clerk accepts city manager position in Missouri
November 5, 2013
Jonathan Douglass, Lawrence’s city clerk and assistant to the city manager, is leaving his job to become the city manager of Sikeston, Mo., the city of Lawrence announced Tuesday.
LINK looking for Thanksgiving dinner volunteers
November 5, 2013
Volunteers are needed to run the annual Thanksgiving dinner held by the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.
Room and board at KU would increase under proposal sent to Regents
November 5, 2013
The cost of room and board at Kansas University will increase next year by approximately 2.5 percent under a proposal before the Kansas Board of Regents. By Scott Rothschild
Registration open for fifth annual Veterans Day Run
November 5, 2013
The Collegiate Veterans Association at Kansas University will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Run Sunday.
KU to hold public forum on accessibilty and disability issues
November 5, 2013
Kansas University’s Accessibility Advisory Council will anchor its first-ever public forum on accessibility and disability issues Nov. 14 at the Kansas Union.
KU seeks feedback on campus parking
November 5, 2013
Kansas University’s Parking Commission is seeking feedback on campus parking conditions.
Pinckney, New York schools earn state honors
November 5, 2013
Pinckney and New York schools in Lawrence have been named 2013 Challenge Award winners by Kansas Department of Education for student performance on third-grade math assessments. The awards recognize achievement that exceeds normal expectations based on the socio-economic status. By Peter Hancock
Stolen Jim Brothers sculpture returned to gallery
November 5, 2013
A bronze sculpture stolen from a downtown art gallery was returned today. By Sara Shepherd
KU football releases 2014 schedule
November 5, 2013
The Kansas football team will once again end the 2014 regular season against its biggest rival.
Lawrence Police arrest man on suspicion of murder in Lawrence shooting
09:30 a.m., November 5, 2013 Updated 06:22 p.m.
Lawrence Police have arrested a man on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a woman in Lawrence this morning. By Stephen Montemayor
Open-access appointment scheduling allows patients to be seen the same day
November 5, 2013
A person gets sick, calls the doctor and schedules an appointment for later that day. A simple enough concept, but one that hasn’t often been utilized in Lawrence. Until now. By Giles Bruce
40 years ago: HOPE award finalists chosen
November 5, 2013
This year’s recipient would be honored at halftime at the KU-Colorado football game.
100 years ago: ‘Club Women of Lawrence’ urge marking of city streets
November 5, 2013
“They have a fund on hand which they wish to donate to this cause.”
Baker University president finalist touts small-town roots, fundraising priorities
November 5, 2013
Lynne Murray, the first of three finalists for Baker University president to visit the campus, told a gathering Monday that she is a “small-town girl” who earned her undergraduate degree from her hometown university. By Elvyn Jones
Letter: Money talks
November 5, 2013
I’ve just learned of a new plan of Doug Compton’s to tear down the Allen Press building and replace it with a pharmacy chain store and a seven-story apartment building. I can only hope that the friend who informed me of the plan was mistaken, that he was having a very bad dream that certainly won’t come true.
Letter: Real insurance
November 5, 2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) outlaws Potemkin health insurance policies after Jan. 1. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous insurance companies are responding with political demagoguery.
Editorial: Fantastic foliage
When it comes to beautiful fall colors, it would be hard to top northeast Kansas this year.
November 5, 2013
High winds over the weekend may have slightly altered nature’s fall palette of colors, but area residents have been treated to an unusually vibrant display of gloriously colored foliage this year.
Editorial: Circular logic
City commissioners need to take a broad look at plans for Wakarusa Drive from Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway before moving ahead on one or two huge roundabouts on that stretch.
November 5, 2013
Roundabouts and traffic calming circles have become an increasing part of the Lawrence streetscape in recent years.
Opinion: Public fed up with federal government
November 5, 2013
Only two weeks ago, President Barack Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A confident-looking Obama declared it was time to get the country back on track with quick action on a budget agreement, immigration reform and a bipartisan farm bill.
25 years ago: KU science library construction on schedule
November 5, 2013
The $13.9 million building was to be located just south of Hoch Auditorium.